A lot of Nigerian fans are interested in Joe Praize biography. Are you a gospel music lover? You can find here some information about Joe Praize activities, latest songs, and personal life.
From time immemorial, humans have been using songs to express their feelings, describe emotional experiences, and narrate events that happened to him. With the development of various religious branches, music has become a place of service to God.
This Faith helps us survive in this crazy world. A Christian song also helps to understand God better, to express our love to the Creator in a way that is necessary for any human. In many Protestant churches, conversing with God with the help of a song is very popular and is an alternative to traditional prayer. One of the most famous genres of music that glorify God is gospel music.
Now let us say a few words about the genre of gospel music. The type of Christian spiritual music appeared in the late 19th century and developed in the first third of the 20th century in the United States.
The genre of black gospel music was developed in the 1930s in the African-American church environment and continued the tradition of the spirituals. The founder of the genre is Charles Tindley, a Methodist priest who wrote texts and created melodies for them.
Black gospel is a dynamic kind of music, as a rule, and sometimes requires dance rhythms. It contains spontaneous lyric s and a little bit of improvisation. The Queen of this genre is deservedly considered to be Mahalia Jackso. She alone transferred the Black gospel from the churches of Chicago to a worldwide platform. Her followers were Marion Williams, Della Reese, Ruthie Foster (who managed to combine country, gospel, blues and rock and roll in her albums) and many other performers.
Gospel music is trendy on the African continent and in Nigeria too. Here is a list of famous Nigerian gospel artists:
• Allen Benson
• Cobhams Asuquo
• Ebenezer Obey
• Frank Edwards
• Kunle Ajayi
• Mega 99
• Patty Obasi
• Steve Crown
Joe Praize biography
One of these singers that are glorifying God with music is Joe Praize. Joseph Omo Ebhodaghe, stage name Joe Praize, is a musician that sings the Nigerian gospel, soul and modern R&B music. Also, the singer is a leader of inspiration and worship. Besides, he writes music and successfully runs his label, Coast2coast Empire.
There is no detailed information on the Internet about his childhood and his parents. We only know that his date of birth is June 20, 1979. The famous musician place of origin is Edo State, Nigeria. He grew up in a large family where there were nine children. As for his education, Joe Praize graduated with a degree in Social Work and Administration at the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Now he is a worship leader at the Believers Love World a.k.a. Christ Embassy.
The singer was engaged in various kinds of music, but finally, gospel music became what shot him to limelight. He began to create music in 2005. Joe Praize gained popularity after the release of the song “Great and Mighty God" in 2007. The musician released his first album in 2009.
Some of his songs like “Mighty God” and” Alpha Omega” have received millions of Youtube views. The youths especially like his creativity. Joe Praize has had a lot of concerts and performances in a vast number of countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Canada, the UK, the USA, Australia, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Cyprus, and so on. Christians around the world love his songs. And he has won a number of awards. Among them are:
• Song of the Year Award 2010 (Love World Award)
• Best West Africa (Africa Gospel Music Awards UK 2011)
• Love World Awards 2011
• Best Artiste of the Year (Crystal Award Nigeria)
• Best Gospel Song (Coson Awards Nigeria)
Thanks to his hard inspirational work, Joe Praize has released such studio albums:
• Mighty God
• Alpha Omega
• My Praise
• All the Praise
• Most High
• Unchangeable Music Video
• Miracle Papa
The singer has also worked with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in his programmes. In addition, he took part in the concerts of another famous gospel musician Sinach worldwide..
Today the musician continues to create. Joe Praize latest songs are the following:
• The name of Jesus
• More than enough
• Powerful God
• You are Jesus
• Mighty God (Remix)
• I turn to You
His fans, especially young women, wonder about the singer’s personal life. Is Joe Praize married? Yes, girls, he is married. Several days ago, on the 17th of June, Joe Praize got married to his girlfriend, Joana. The wedding ceremony was held at Christ Embassy Church, Ikeja.
Joe Praize dedicated his life to the glorification of God, he reached the Almighty with the help of his music. The singer tells people about God in an accessible and understandable language, the language of music, in particular for the youths. His inspiring music gives hope to our souls and hearts.